Khadija stabbing case: Supreme Court accepts plea against acquittal of Shah Hussain

LAHORE: On Wednesday, the Supreme Court of Pakistan has formally accepted the appeal again acquittal of Shah Hussain, who was earlier convicted for stabbing law student Khadija Siddiqui.


Khadija had filed an appeal against the acquittal of Shah Hussain.

During a hearing in Supreme Court’s Lahore registry on Wednesday, the court ordered Hussain to submit bonds of Rs100,000.

Hussain was convicted in 2017 for brutally attacking then 23-year-old law student Khadija with a knife in Lahore on May 3, 2016. His seven-year sentence by a judicial magistrate was reduced to a two-year sentence by a trial court in March.

However, on June 4, the Lahore High Court ordered his acquittal.

After the acquittal was announced, Khadija announced she would challenge her case in the top court.


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